Don't get me wrong, he's a master of his craft! I love his work! But reading about his work schedule, I am completely unsurprised he dropped dead at sixty. We like to remember the sheer output he created during his lifetime, but the fact was, that level of output came at a hefty price. I've read about him working for two and a half days solid, locked in a room, with no sleep. His editors were usually in there with him.
I mean, yes, sure, he could pound out thirty-two pages in a day with one assistant, and made a ton of money doing it, but there's a reason one of his colleagues, Eiichi Fukui died at 33 from raw overwork.
This biography, I feel like, is a good cure for any jealousy I might've had.
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